User Reviews – Lake Nakuru NP

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photoautomotive   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Feb 26, 2018

Email photoautomotive  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

Nice mix of wildlife, easy drives.

Irena Verbic   –  
Slovenia SI
Visited: January 2018 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2018

Email Irena Verbic  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

So many rhinos that left me speechless!!! Didn't see flamingos from close, only when they were flying far away...but that's nature.

Poorna Srinath   –  
Germany DE
Visited: December 2017 Reviewed: Jan 15, 2018

Email Poorna Srinath  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

Main highlight :Spotting flamingos and White rhino. We could see a lot of giraffes ( around 20 of them ) moving in a group.
The nature/ scenic beauty was that of a forest, completely different from Masai Mara

Francisco   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2017 Reviewed: Jan 1, 2018

Email Francisco  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Spectacular short safari in Kenya
Overall rating
5/5

Lake Nakuru National Park is a stunning destination, and the park I've enjoyed most in Africa. It is compact but brimming with wildlife, especially zebras, rhinos, giraffes, waterbucks, baboons, and many species of birds. It is located in the Rift Valley, on the coast of a large soda lake surrounded by hills. The park is only about a 2.5 hours drive from Nairobi, which makes it possible to visit it as a day trip from the capital. The drive over is spectacular. Soon after leaving the city one soon arrives at the escarpments leading down to the Rift Valley. We had lunch at a lodge in the park, which was fantastic. Highly recommended!

David Filia   –  
Australia AU
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2017

Email David Filia  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating
5/5

Green oasis where rhinoceros are safe and protected for all to see

Marion Spence   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Oct 1, 2017

Email Marion Spence  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

Stayed inside the park at the gorgeous Sopa lodge overlooking the lake.
Spectacular scenery and hippos!

Sulman   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2017 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2017

Email Sulman  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating
5/5

Beautiful park, lots of birds although fewer game. The Flamingo Hills camp we stayed in was luxurious and perfect for encountering rare birds on the verandah of your tent.

Gowri   –  
India IN
Visited: June 2012 Reviewed: May 22, 2017

Email Gowri  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

A scenic place for great birding
Overall rating
5/5

On a two-day trip to Lake Nakuru during the wet season in June, I didn't really expect much wildlife activity. But it was still worth a try because we were told that the place is quite scenic, a large tucked in a valley, surrounded by hills. That's not quite the stereotypical image of Kenyan landscape.
It rained in the afternoon when we reached our camp and the night was fairly cold. But the next morning was all clear skies and sunny, pleasant weather.
The birding was great and we even saw some flamingoes. Wildlife sightings were very satisfying too, we saw a family of the rare black rhino, giraffes, a couple of lion sightings and jackals. The rock hyrax was an unexpected delight.
The Flamingo Hill Camp is a comfortable place to stay. Maybe because it was the off-season, we saw no other safari vehicle and our time there felt quite exclusive.The lake looks spectacular from the Baboon Hill viewing spot. I would visit the place over and over!

Kathleen Sibert   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2016 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2016

Email Kathleen Sibert

The Beauty and Splendor of Lake Nakuru Safari
Overall rating
5/5

This was my 4th trip to Africa and my first time to Rhinos live in their natural habitat! Wow! We saw so many species of birds, especially near and around Lake Nakuru. One of the ladies on the safari with me spotted something in the tall grass as we were driving so our driver stopped our vehicle, and out from the grass emerged a mama lioness and two of her cubs! This was also the first time to see a leopard in natural habitat! The giraffes and zebras always put a big smile on our faces! The curled horns of the Cape Buffalo and their curious sounds peaked our interest as we observed them. The ladies and I were also captivated by the beautiful plant-life all along the roadways as we drove on further and further into the preserve. The weather was wonderful - cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon. Our driver/guide made sure we stayed hydrated by providing us with bottled water! GoFan Safaris is the way to go to see Africa!

Connie863   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2016 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2016

Email Connie863  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great photo safari at Lake Nakuru National Park
Overall rating
5/5

As this was our first stop on our trip to Kenya we did not know what to expect. The accommodations at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge were comfortable and food delicious. We were greeted after each game drive with warm, wet facecloths as we arrived at the lodge. As the nights were cool we found hot water bottles in the bed to warm it up. A surprise the first night but nice to crawl into a warmed bed on a cool evening. The guides were wonderful and very knowledgeable. We did two game drives a day (sun rise and later afternoon) and there was always something new to see. Seeing white and black rhinos was amazing along with lions, baboons, hippos, and many other animals. The weather was just right with 20-23 C in the day and evenings around 10-12 C. My kind of temperatures. As it was a photo safari our guides knew where to go for the best shots. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and definitely would recommend it to others.

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